Who Was the First Black Panther of Wakanda in the MCU?
Warning: the following contains spoilers for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, now playing in theaters.
The new Black Panther film strikes at the heart-shaped herb of the property's greatest theme: legacy. This is embodied in the title of Black Panther itself, as its mantle represents more than just a costume. Long before T'Challa or even his parents ruled Wakanda, there were others with reigns of their own, just as there were former Black Panthers.
The title of Black Panther goes back …